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Will Virat Kohli be more focused to win ICC World T20 2021? Childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma comments

Virat Kohli remains in the headlines for letting go of his T20I captaincy duties post 2021 ICC World T20. However, will he be more focused on winning the tournament now? Childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma speaks.

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New Delhi, First Published Sep 17, 2021, 12:11 PM IST
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli has decided to step down from the captaincy role in the Twenty20 Internationals. Next month, the upcoming ICC World T20 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman would be his final commitment.

Kohli is yet to win an ICC tournament as a skipper. Now that he would be relinquishing his T20I leadership duties, his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma feels it would make him more determined to help the side in the competition, reports ANI.

He also feels that with a new skipper coming in, possibly Rohit Sharma, Kohli would assist him in decision making, just like MS Dhoni did with Kohli. He also said that Kohli had consulted him before making the decision, as captaincy in all three formats does put a lot of pressure on the skipper.

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Will Virat Kohli be more focused to win ICC World T20 2021? Childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma comments-ayh

Rajkumar stated that Kohli had taken the call at the right time. He assured that Kohli prefers the longer format, along with the One-Day Internationals, and would be comfortable leading in both.

The report suggests that Kohli took the call after discussing with head coach Ravi Shastri and senior opener Rohit Sharma. He has led the side in 45 T20Is to date, winning 27 and losing 14.

However, the decision could also put him under pressure in the resuming Indian Premier League 2021 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. While he has been playing for it since 2008 and leading it since 2011, he is yet to win the tournament. Least to say, failure to win the competition this season could also prompt him to step down from the RCB leadership role.

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